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LearnEnglish Podcasts

LearnEnglish Podcasts app is a series of English learning podcasts to practise your English on the go.

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Listen to the British Council’s most popular English language podcasts in LearnEnglish Podcasts.

Improve your listening, reading and understanding of general and business English – any time, anywhere. LearnEnglish Podcasts has lots of special features that make learning English fun.

Podcasts are downloadable any time, so you can access the content offline. Then, when you have finished with an episode, you can delete it to make space on your phone.

LearnEnglish Podcasts – key features

* New podcasts are added every week, so you never run out of things to listen to. We have podcasts on a range of topics, from language learning tips to information about the world, so there is something for everyone.

* Downloadable episodes mean you can listen offline. But don’t worry, when you have done with an episode you can delete it, so it doesn’t use up space on your phone.

* Interactive audio scripts allow you to repeat hard-to-hear phrases or new vocabulary easily. Plus, pitch control means you can slow down the audio speed if the speaker is a bit difficult to understand.

* Background playing means that you can listen to the audio while the screen is off, which means you can slip your phone in your pocket and listen to podcasts on the go.

* Enjoy simple exercises for every episode of content, with a progress screen so that you can track your progress.

* Share what you’re watching and listening to through Facebook, Twitter and email with integrated social media sharing. Celebrate your progress with your friends.


Hello aswathyraj,

As Elise explains in her response to Adriano (just below), we have been having trouble with our server these days, and I expect this is why you haven't been able to download any audio.

We're very sorry for the inconvenience. Please try again soon and if you're still having trouble in 24 hours, please feel free to let us know again.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team


I can't download it the episodes from the Learn English podcasts app.
Some information about myself:

- Name of app: Learn English Podcasts
- App Version:
- Phone model: Motorola Moto G6 play
- System: Android 9

Hi Adriano,

I'm happy to tell you that we've identified the problem on our servers, and have fixed it, and everything is now working fine. Thank you so much for your patience in this, and apologies for the inconvenience of not being able to listen to any podcasts for the last few days.

Enjoy your listening practice again, and do listen out for our new series A Better World, which will start next week. All the very best, and sorry again for the problem.

LearnEnglish Mobile team

Hi Adriano,

Thank you so much for letting us know about this. We are currently experiencing a problem with our servers, and are working to fix it. We'll let you now as soon as it's fixed.

Many thanks for your patience, and apologies for the inconvenience.

LearnEnglish Mobile team

Hi, I'm new here. I've listened to "Elementary podcasts" and they're great, thank you very much.
But I'm not sure this podcast is the correct one I was looking for, because:
1) the little photo of the podcast in here (in this web page) is different from the one of the App I have downloaded on my iPhone;
2) there are only 3 episodes available;
3) the recordings are very old (they say: Julay 2008).

Is there something better I could do?
Thank you
Claudio, from Rome

Hi, it's me again. Sorry, I found out that I was listening to very old registrations and I've now discovered the new podcasts. They are excellent, and I'm going to enjoy myself, thank you

Hi Claudio 10, thank you for your review and also thank you for letting us know you found the new podcasts. In our LearnEnglish Podcasts app, we update the content regularly. We have recently finished a podcasts series called 'LearnEnglish from Home series 2', which you will find it on the top of the list in the home page of our app. If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know at Thank you! :)

Thank you for your help guys!

Hi Rafaela, thank you very much for your comment. We hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts. :)


Hi im Mansoor from pakistan, i wanna know which series is best for ielts listening?